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Apr 8, 2013

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There’s no question the recently departed Margaret Thatcher remade the U.K. economy during her tenure, but how much of the Thatcher Revolution remains today? Plus, despite what you may think of Thatcher, hating her made plenty of folks rich.…

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Margaret Thatcher's legacy: Three things that changed for the U.K.

Apr 8, 2013
There’s no question Margaret Thatcher wanted to remake the U.K. economy during her tenure, but did she succeed?

Do merging airlines actually mean better customer service?

Apr 8, 2013
A new report says airlines scored their second best performance rankings in 23 years. Find out how that happened when airline mergers were supposed to make customer service worse.

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Margaret Thatcher's foes turned anger into big business, and a soundtrack for the '80s

Apr 8, 2013
From punk rock to TV satires such as Spitting Image, many of those who set out to pillory Margaret Thatcher for her policies made a nice living doing so. Listen to the soundtrack that hate created.
Mugs bearing the image of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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There’s no question the recently departed Margaret Thatcher remade the U.K. economy during her tenure, but how much of the Thatcher Revolution remains today? Plus, despite what you may think of Thatcher, hating her made plenty of folks rich. A look at the healthy business of hating Thatcher. Turning to the skies, airlines scored their second-best performance rankings in 23 years last year. How did that happen with all the mergers?

Music from the episode

Sleeping Ute Grizzly Bear
Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix) Young Galaxy